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Pronoun - Antecedent Agreement - Exercise 1

Directions: Replace the underlined noun(s) in each sentence with the correct pronoun referent. Write your answers below in the space provided. When you have completed the exercise, click on "Check My Answers" and check your answers with those on the answer key.

1. A hospital cares for patients as well as a hospital can.

2. No matter how hard she tried, Marjorie Roberts could not find Marjorie’s briefcase.

3. A person who follows a person’s ideals may find life difficult, but rewarding.

4. Janet, George, and Paula were surprised when Janet’s, George’s, and Paula’s escorts did not arrive on time.

5. Although it was dangerous, the three police officers kept order until the police officers got some reinforcements.

6. We felt that Joe followed Joe’s instinct to uncover the murderer.

7. Neither the two dogs nor the cat received the two dogs’ or the cat’s food tonight.

8. Joanne decided that Joanne could not take five courses successfully this semester.

9. The hungry boy stood at the counter patiently; then the hungry boy gobbled the hot dog and French fries.

10. Either President Bush or the senators will have to give President Bush’s or the senators’ approval for the emergency measure to pass.



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